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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. The muscles and ligaments that connect the jaw to the skull function well when the lower jaw is in the correct position.

The symptoms of TMJ may include:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw locking
  • Ringing in ears
  • Problems swallowing
  • Hearing loss
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Stiffness in jaw joint
  • Inability to open mouth wide
  • Inflammation, swelling

BOTOX® Theurapeutic – may also be used to treat TMJ muscle hyperactivity and pain due to grinding and clenching habit.

Dr. Lily Lo is a general dentist using BOTOX® Therapeutic for management of TMJ related pain. As well, she can provide occlusal rehabilitation and split therapy if needed to manage TMJ issues.


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